2023 Spirit of Life®Honoree — Bryan Sanders
Bryan Sanders is president of Markel Specialty, the U.S. insurance operations for Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL). Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and founded in 1930, Markel is a Fortune 500 company with insurance, reinsurance and investment operations around the world.
Sanders oversees underwriting and production in the U.S., Bermuda and Dublin, as well as several underwriters in London. He previously served as president of Markel Wholesale from 2014 to 2017, and president of Markel Assurance from 2018 before moving into his current role in 2020, when the company combined its legacy Assurance and Specialty divisions to create the new Markel Specialty division.
Sanders joined Markel with the acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited in 2013. He has more than 40 years of insurance industry experience and has worked for Alterra Specialty, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company and MacDuff Underwriters Inc. He started his career at Aetna Casualty and Surety.
Bryan is a graduate of Kent State University and holds CIC and ARM designations. He is past president of the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association. He serves on the board of directors of the National Insurance Industry Council for City of Hope and is a supporter of Operation Healing Forces.
August 17, 2023
Fairmont Chicago – Millennium Park
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